Uber faces über lawsuit
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating Uber for potential gender discrimination. According to some sources close to the matter, this investigation has been ongoing since August 2017.
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been trying to change the cultural atmosphere of Uber, which had been toxic ever since previous owner Travis Kalanick was pushed out. Former employees had accused Kalanick of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Other executives have also been accused of harassment or racial discrimination.
Ingrid Avendaño is the former employee leading the lawsuit against Uber. She claims she experienced sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and inequality in pay. Although this occurred last year and Uber claims they have corrected this issue, the company may still face troubles in court.
Khosrowshahi has done a great job of turning the company around and avoiding PR disasters. In fact, his leadership allowed the company to continue driving in the United Kingdom. Without the new CEO, Uber would have continued spiraling downward.
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